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Old 03-08-2015, 12:38 PM   #29
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Good Points Cathy... It was partly because I had the dealer receipts for a new engine installation that the claim payout on my Corvette was as high as it was. Added to that were the receipts for new tires and a clutch... you get the picture.


Better than a written list are pictures. Take your digital camera and do a complete visual inventory of your rig, including updates and images of all of your pertinent receipts and store that in a file on a thumbdrive. When a FGRV is over 40 years old it can be very difficult to convince your Ins company of condition without pics.


My whole life Hx is stored on an external drive I can carry with me when travelling, something that came in handy in Italy when a bag was lost by the airline for a few days.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:41 PM   #30
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Because I park my Boler in a storage lots I add several layers of visual deterrents mostly to prevent the trailer itself from being stolen, items inside can be easily replaced. I use the usual hitch coupler locks, I welded loop anchors on the frame and place cable locks through those and through the wheels so it is very difficult to steal the wheels plus they won't turn. The one unique theft system I use is a GPS tracking device, if the trailer is moved I get instantly notified and the trailer sends a tracking beacon as to its location, a kind of LoJack.
The trailer is also appraised and insured for the appraised value
What specific GPS tracking device do you use?
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:11 PM   #31
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Thanks Coolbean, Those are excellent suggestions.I've also heard that thieves also use the safety chains and hook those onto a TV without the ball connection .Therefore a lock on the chains is advised.I don't have a GPS system..yet.My trailer is stored in a car port ,at home during the off season.I agree the most dangerous aspect is the driving so bright lights are a must .Cheers Milt
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What specific GPS tracking device do you use?
Sorry, for obvious reasons I will not disclose the exact system that I am using but here are some excellent examples of some of the units available Buy GPS Tracking, Personal Locator Beacons @ GPS Central and SPOT Trace
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While traveling I use a Delorme Inreach sat. system that allows email communications anywhere.This system also displays tracks and displays your location on a topo map.I use this for work in remote areas and it also has an SOS function allowing medical evac.
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My whole life Hx is stored on an external drive I can carry with me when travelling, something that came in handy in Italy when a bag was lost by the airline for a few days.
I'm glad this worked for you! The first time I detached my external drive, it crashed.

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Buy GPS Tracking, Personal Locator Beacons @ GPS Central[/url] and SPOT Trace
We just bought a Spot Gen3, and so far it's really great. The hubby takes long motorcycle rides (several hundred miles), and when I'd ask where he was going, he'd point and say "that way." Now if something happens, we'll know where to find him! It needs to "see" the sky though, so if we wanted to use it on the trailer we'd almost have to secure it to the top...

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I'm glad this worked for you! The first time I detached my external drive, it crashed. <_<

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I have a Seagate "Free Agent" external drive that I bought at COSTCO about 3-4 years ago. I connect it and disconnect it several times a week without ever having a problem.

Don't get a terribly large one, 1/2 gig is more than enough for what I do with mine.
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I would agree with Donna about insurance. I have a friend whose Casita was burned to the ground by vandals inside a locked storage lot. Hitch lock was still in place on the charred frame.
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Donna posted a neat spot trace GPS unit for theft.
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I haven't worried to much about someone stealing my fiver. I would take a fairly speciallize thief to hook up to it!
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I haven't worried to much about someone stealing my fiver. I would take a fairly speciallize thief to hook up to it!
Thieves can be very creative ... and we also know stupid
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